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Flame Rathalos are Special Species of Rathalos introduced in Monster Hunter Explore.


Flame Rathalos resembles a standard Rathalos, but with bright orange scales, black parts changed to gold, a different wing color and a constant aura of fire around it.


With the fiery aura, he can inflict Burn with his physical attacks. His claw attack can only inflict Burn, but lost the ability to inflict poison. It's fire breaths are unguardable and larger than other Rathalos. The fireballs create area of effect of fire upon impact with the ground.


He acts very similarly to Silver Rathalos. His bites have extra fire effect and he can charge up his fire breath.


He is usually found in the Volcano. He was also found at the top of ancient Towers and the arena.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
None Logo-MHXR JP.png (2015) Logo-MHXR JP.png (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter Explore (JP)
MHXR-Flame Rathalos Icon.png マラクジャ群島に現れた伝説の飛竜。全身が燃え盛る炎に包まれており並のハンターでは近づくことも困難。
Monster Hunter Explore (TW)
MHXR-Flame Rathalos Icon.png 出現在龍珠果群島的傳說飛龍 全身被猛烈燃燒的火炎所包覆 一般的獵人連要接近都有困難
Monster Hunter Explore (CAD)
MHXR-Flame Rathalos Icon.png A flying wyvern that appeared in the Maracuja Isles. Wrapped in flames, approaching it is highly dangerous.


  • He is the last boss of the 1st Archipelago Island Quests.
    • He is the culprit behind multiple wildfire, as described in the Explore Notebook as 天駆ける咆炎 (The Roar of flame shower).
  • His roar requires Earplugs to block.
  • Due to the elemental weakness system working differently in Monster Hunter Explore, he is only weak to Water.